building pecs up

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    Jul 10, 2008 9:03 PM GMT
    Hi could someone please advise which is the best way to build your pecs up and the best machine to use at the gym?????????????icon_smile.gif
    cheers guys
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    Jul 11, 2008 5:59 AM GMT
    Gaz,

    I guess it depends on what you have access to, and what you prefer. Honestly, if you don't have access to weights or machines or anything, honest-to-God push-ups are one of the best workouts to do. There are a lot of variations of the standard push-up, too, like the wide push-up (with your hands farther apart than shoulder-width), that can really help.

    As far as other stuff, I've become pretty fond of tube flies and wide and lopsided push-ups for warm-up, standing cable flies, flat bench dumbbell presses, and inclined and declined barbell presses. Those are all pretty basic techniques, but to get them all down is to cover pretty much all the bases. You'll have to judge yourself how capable you are of doing them all - assuming you're doing other stuff, too - in a single session; I often find that I have to break it up either doing abs or biceps or something somewhere in the middle, or do half of them one night, half another. It just depends on you.

    There are a lot of people on this forums more qualified - by their pics, icon_razz.gif - to answer this than I, but I hope this helps at least get you started!
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    Jul 11, 2008 6:18 AM GMT
    A combination of chest exercises are the key...and don't forget the all important "Flys". Personally, I think less weight and more reps is better than heavy weights. I do two sets of each exercise at what ever weight I can do 20 reps at.
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    Jul 11, 2008 7:36 AM GMT
    Gees I had good pecs as a teenager, and now One is an old fag in his 40s. Really for the first time in my life, I have to workout to keep em inflated.

    Not sure what equipment your gym has. But I do free weights for my chest, flys, push ups, pull ups.
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    Jul 13, 2008 9:45 PM GMT
    Hi
    Thanks guys for your advise hopefully i can full fill my goalicon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 13, 2008 9:47 PM GMT
    DO NOT forget good ol'fashioned push ups in different variations.